Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Fitting In...Kinda feels like High School all over again...
New cubicle, new boss, new coffee maker, new co-workers, new clothes, new everything...Damn it's been hard adjusting to the new job. I have to wake up earlier, drive a lil farther, have to know alot more than my last job, and have to fit into the daily rush of the office. On top of it I got so sick from the Palm Sunday fiasco and had to call out sick when I had no sick days yet to use. BUT the company let me take the day, thank God. I called my boss in a delirious panic because I literally couldn't go 5 minutes away from the bathroom and my vision was blurred. She heard me say 2 words and said don't come in, it's okay I wouldn't be fired. Whew....They have heart and care, which is a big plus.
The issues I've been having is that the girl training me has only been in every other day so I have ALOT of spare time and you can only go over your notes so many times. I know all that will change once I learn the job more but the waiting & being sick was driving me a lil stir crazy. You can only drink so many Red Bulls and so many cups of coffee to keep yourself awake. Yeah know?
But I am grateful, ever so grateful for the job and like anything new there is that adjustment period. I've noticed a few things that have been a lil weird. I'm the only brunette in the department of 3 blondes. I'm also the tallest one in the department at 5'5". Where I sit is parallel to the boss so she'll turn to tell the other ladies across from her things and then forget I'm there so she'll have to repeat it because there is a wall between us. She told me she has to get used to someone sitting there. I sorta feel like the new girl in high school. Everyone wants to know things about me but I don't know any of the lil stories & gossip so I'm the odd one out. For now...
All this new has made me so incredibly nervous that I think I stuttered the whole first 2 weeks. Today tho in my new leaf it was alot better. Maybe I got enough sleep or something or finally people are starting to get used to the new duck. I feel more comfortable doing the tasks asked of me and the conversations are flowing. Adjusting is hard...very hard.
I have to get back to work now but I'll be back later!